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[Expanded] Public Pedagogy: Teaching Literature in the Corporate University

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Monday, March 2, 2015 - 12:38pm
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Thomas Spitzer-Hanks/ University of Texas at Austin
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In an increasingly market-driven educational environment, aestheticist arguments for the study of literature appear more and more unconvincing as colleges and universities have begun to see themselves (and to be seen by students) as producing an education that molds future workers rather than augmented civic subjects.

C A L L F O R P A P E R S No. XII | Issue 4(2) | May '15

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Monday, March 2, 2015 - 11:53am
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Coldnoon: Travel Poetics (International Journal of Travel Writing)

Coldnoon: Travel Poetics
(International Journal of Travel Writing)
ISSN 2278-9642 | E-ISSN 2278-9650

C A L L F O R P A P E R S
No. XII | Issue 4(2) | May '15
Deadline: March 12 2015
Please visit: http://coldnoon.com/submissions | www.coldnoon.com

To read CONCEPT NOTE follow the link: http://coldnoon.com/about

In addition to following the notice below.

[Update] MLA 2016 "Legacies of the Sexual Revolution"

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Monday, March 2, 2015 - 11:40am
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MLA 2016, Proposed Special Session
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Seeking papers for a proposed special session for MLA 2016. This session invites presentations that explore representations of women during the Sexual Revolution.

Possible topics include: motherhood, marriage, sexuality, feminism, and work, among others.

This panel will interrogate the era's legacy in our understanding of gender, both then and now.

Please submit a 300-word abstract of your proposed presentation and a cv by March 15th to eiranne.edgar@gmail.com

The 2016 MLA Convention will take place in Austin, Texas from January 7-January 10.

Call for Papers: Christianity and Literature

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Monday, March 2, 2015 - 10:46am
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Master Instructor Garnet Branch University of Louisiana Lafayette
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The Christianity and Literature Session welcomes papers that address the presence of the Christian faith in literature across genres. Papers and presentations may concern courses successfully taught, analysis of literature, historical themes, etc.
Please send your abstract of no more than 300 words to
Ms Garnet Branch @ glb1176@louisiana.edu by August 1, 2015.

CORRECTED CFP: Sacred Literature, Secular Religion: A Conference on Cultural Practices

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Monday, March 2, 2015 - 9:51am
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Le Moyne College Religion and Literature Forum
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CORRECTED CFP: Sacred Literature, Secular Religion: A Conference on Cultural Practices
**CORRECTION: This conference is open to scholars at ALL levels and from ALL disciplines. This conference is NOT limited to graduate students, though graduate students are more than welcome!
lemoyne.edu/slsr
October 1-3, 2015
Le Moyne College, Syracuse, New York, co-sponsored by Hamilton College and Syracuse University

Deadline for proposals: April 1, 2015

UPDATE: Utopia & the End of the City 1-4 July 2015, Newcastle UK

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Monday, March 2, 2015 - 5:51am
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Utopian Studies Society (Europe)

Call for proposals: Utopia and the end of the city
FINAL DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS: 15 March 2015

16th Annual International Conference of the European Utopian Studies Society, 1-4 July 2015, Newcastle University, UK.

http://conferences.ncl.ac.uk/utopianstudies/

Confirmed plenary speakers include Annette Giesecke (Delaware), Ruth Levitas (Bristol) and Mark Shucksmith (Newcastle).
"Man ceased to be a wild animal only when he built the first wall" (Yevgeny Zamyatin, We).

Due to the high volume of interest we are extending the proposal deadline to 15 March.

Stand Your Ground: Incarcerations, Lynchings, and Executions - CFP for Edited Collection

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Monday, March 2, 2015 - 2:38am
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Chris Vanderwees and Percy Walton

With 5% of the world's population, the U.S. comprises 25% of the world's prison population, or 724 prisoners per 100,000 people (Pleases, Vicky, BBC News, March 8, 2013); it is not surprising, therefore, that many American Studies scholars see the U.S. as a police state. In addition, the "Stand Your Ground" laws, in one form or another, have been implemented in 46 states. Since the perpetrators under these "self-defence rulings" tend to be White men, and the victims young black men, Stand Your Ground laws, in effect, allow for a new form of lynching.

MLA 2016 Austin (1/7-1/10) Special Session: Beyond Fin-de-Siècle Europe: New Geographies of Decadence

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Sunday, March 1, 2015 - 6:28pm
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MLA 2016
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While the literature of decadence often emphasizes the imaginative transgression of borders of all kinds, studies of literary decadence often remain strictly bound by the borders of Europe. Moreover, publishing programs dedicated to anthologizing decadent literature routinely reinforce national paradigms, marketing themselves as collections of the decadent literature of France, England, or Germany, for example. While various studies examine decadent literature's complex temporalities, these studies also focus largely on the usual fin-de-siècle suspects and their immediate predecessors or modernist successors.

Representations of Cruel Children in Popular Texts

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Sunday, March 1, 2015 - 5:38pm
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Monica Flegel and Chris Parkes

The Representation of Cruel Children in Popular Texts
Ed. Monica Flegel and Christopher Parkes

Much has been written about the subject of cruelty against children, but this volume of collected essays seeks to focus critical attention instead on the representation of the cruel child. As a cultural sign, the cruel child lies at the nexus of many different and competing discourses that construct the child and childhood. By examining the cruel child in many kinds of popular texts we can sharpen our understanding of the changing nature of the representation of the child.

4th Global Academic Meeting, GAM 2015, 10-11 October 2015, Dubai, UAE

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Sunday, March 1, 2015 - 12:44pm
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The European Scientific Institute (ESI)
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Supporting the concept of mulitdisciplinary, interdisciplinary and transdiciplinarity the meeting welcomes papers in different academic disciplines. The participants will have an opportunity to discuss the newest developments of global societal challenges. GAM 2015 will gather researchers, policy makers and company employees from all around the globe, who will have opportunity to express their attitudes towards current challenges that society is facing with and suggest further steps for societal development.

[UPDATE] EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY CROSSOVERS: GENDER, GENRE, GEOGRAPHY (Edited Collection)

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Sunday, March 1, 2015 - 12:07pm
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Sonia Sahoo and Ramit Samaddar Centre for Advanced Study in English, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India

Our proposed collection aims to explore the meanings of crossover in the eighteenth century. The concept of crossover grew out of the uneasy reconcilement between the era's belief in the absoluteness of taxonomical categories and its paradoxical insistence on the potential malleability and manipulability of the same. Sweeping changes in the cultural scene challenged the seeming discreteness between conceptual kinds, and unleashed the possibility of transcending boundaries of all sorts.

CFP MLA 2016 (Austin, 01/07-01/10). Special Session, "Race in/after Conceptual Writing"

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Sunday, March 1, 2015 - 10:23am
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Seth Perlow
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Papers are invited for a special session on treatments (and elisions) of racial politics, aesthetics, identities, and experiences in recent conceptual writing and related experimentalisms. If conceptual writing pits itself "against expression," how might its practitioners offer possibilities for challenging and reworking conventional ways of writing racial politics or for entrenching racialized assumptions and racial privilege within the worlds of experimental poetry and poetry studies?

CFP: "Teaching Trauma" at MLA 2016: Submit by March 13, 2015

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Sunday, March 1, 2015 - 9:50am
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Eden Wales Freedman

This panel considers the pedagogical challenges of teaching trauma literature and trauma theory to undergraduates and theorizes ways of teaching that can combat—versus exacerbate—depicted catastrophes. Submit 300-word abstracts and a 1-page CV by 13 March 2015 to Eden Wales Freedman (eden.w.freedman@gmail.com).

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